Mammalogy

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Alumni Q&A: Angelo Soto-Centeno

"I think one thing from the Florida Museum that I’ll always take with me is how approachable my collaborators were and how they had a genuine commitment to my s...
Big brown bat colony

Five Facts: Bats in Florida

Five Facts About… Bats in Florida First of all, there are no vampire bats in Florida! And bats are not rodents. They are in their own order, Chiroptera, which...
Verity Mathis in the mammals collection

Becoming Visible: Verity Mathis

Becoming Visible THREE WOMEN SHATTERING STEREOTYPES & MISCONCEPTIONS IN SCIENCE The University of Florida's Florida Museum of Natural History celebrated 100 years of inspiring people to care about life on Earth in 2017. To mark the closing of a...
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Mammal collections and the Florida panther (Watch)

Verity Mathis, mammal collections manager at the Florida Museum of Natural History, discusses the importance of mammal collections and the significance of the endangered Florida panther specimens within the collection. More UF Explore Research vide...
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Why Science? Bat Research (Watch)

Explore Research at the University of Florida: University of Florida graduate student Kelly Speer talks about her interest in studying mammals and population va...
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Bat Dispersal in the Bahamas (Watch)

Explore Research at the University of Florida: University of Florida graduate student Kelly Speer discusses her research using DNA differences to learn about ba...

Study on worldwide lice DNA may lead to better treatment methods

A new study on louse evolution shows the parasite’s genetic structure differs based on geographic region, information essential for developing more effective insecticides. Pediculus humanus (human head or body louse) Hundreds of millions of he...
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Red Colobus Monkey Genetics (Watch)

Explore Research at the University of Florida: Julie Allen, an evolutionary biologist in UF's department of biology, describes her research on the Red Colobus m...